(GDN) — While the number continues to slowly increase, Wayne County’s vaccination rate is nearly stagnant from week to week.
Wednesday’s figures from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (the last date available before the holiday) show 67,031 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Wayne County, which represents 54% of the county’s population. 60,605 people have been fully vaccinated, which is 49% of the population of Wayne County.
According to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, 308 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wayne County over the past two weeks. Wayne County has recorded 332 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.
The COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots remain available through the Wayne County Health Department. Children 5-11 can now receive the Pfizer vaccine through the Wayne County Health Department. Visit WayneGov.com/vaccine to schedule a vaccination appointment.